Courses Catalogue

Morphology Of English

COURSE CODE: ENL 2101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Primary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline


WORD

  • Word, wordform, lexeme (3 hours)
  • Morpheme-Allomorph relation (3 hours)

Representation of word structure

  • Roots and affixes (4 hours)
  • Prefix, suffix, infix (4 hours)
  • Internal organization of words (4 hours)
  • Criticization, suppletion, reduplication (4 hours)
  • Stress placement in English words (4 hours)

Word building processes

  • Derivation and derivational affixes in English (4 hours)
  • Compounding: Properties and types (4 hours)
  • Other word-formation types: conversation, clipping, blends, backformation, acronyms (4 hours)

Inflection

  • Difference between inflection and derivation (4 hours)
  • Inflectional affixes in English: nominal, verbal and adjectival inflectional affixes (3 hours)

TEACHING-LEARNING METHODS

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Discussions

TEACHING-LEARNING MATERIALS

  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Flip charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes